• Multi-Sport
  • 1992
  • Builder

Eugène LeBlanc (D)

It is difficult to quantify the real impact of a builder of sports. A builder’s contributions at home may be evident: a new sports team or league, a new field or arena, or a new program or service. But what about this person’s impact at the regional and provincial levels?

Eugène LeBlanc of Memramcook Valley is an example of someone whose legacy reaches far and wide. His local history includes amateur competition in hockey, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis and bowling. Add to this his involvement in Sport ’70, the Community Centre and new track and field, soccer and tennis facilities in the Valley area.

But his efforts also generated countless benefits that have followed Memramcook Valley residents past and present wherever they have played, competed, lived and contributed.

This former school board president, regional sports promoter, athlete and coach, administrator and initiator is honoured as an “outstanding organizer” in New Brunswick.

Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on June 6, 1992.

Quick Facts

  • Devoted over 40 years as coach, organizer and administrator of youth sports programs in Memramcook Valley & south-east New Brunswick
  • Coached the Moncton Beavers hockey team to the Maritime Juvenile title (1958-59) and the Maritime Junior crown (1959-60)
  • Coached the Memramcook Rovers baseball team to the Maritime Intermediate “A” title (1961 and 1965) and NB senior crown (1962)
  • Coordinated the construction of baseball facilities in Memramcook Valley from 1968-70
  • Oversaw construction of the Centre Communautaire de la Vallée de Memramcook (1974)
  • His promotion of amateur sports among francophone youth led to creation of Les Jeux de l’ Acadie in 1978
  • Received recognition award from L’Institut de leadership de l’Université de Moncton for dedication to sport, recreation and physical education (1988)
  • Centre Communautaire de la Vallée de Memramcook renamed Arèna Eugène LeBlanc in 1999
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